Loeb & Loeb
Loeb & Loeb is focused on helping organizations and individuals innovate, grow and evolve in a changing world. Our market-leading practice and industry teams deliver practical insight and strategic solutions in complex deals, high-profile disputes, cutting-edge regulatory issues and other matters critical to our clients’ success. We represent a wide range of organizations, as well as high net worth individuals and families. Our lawyers help these clients identify opportunities, expand into new markets, launch innovative products and services, protect their assets, resolve disputes, and connect with audiences in new ways. We have tremendous multidisciplinary know-how in today’s technology and mobility trends, which continue to transcend all industries.
The Firm prides itself on building teams of lawyers who are as passionate and intellectually enthusiastic about the law as they are committed to the amicable culture that the Firm has embraced since 1909. We attribute much of our good culture to an accessible and engaged leadership team.
Loeb’s pleasant working environment puts the focus on our only asset: Our people. Both lawyers and staff enjoy longevity at the Firm. Our environment fosters collaboration and collegiality, and we expect partners and employees to exercise respect at all times. The challenges introduced by the global pandemic highlighted the strength of our connections and reinforced the Firm’s commitment to our people and ability to adapt to unchartered territory.
Who We Hire
With a focus on lateral hiring, we seek experienced candidates who have identified a chosen practice area and aspire to continue to develop within their field. Successful candidates have strong academic backgrounds, relevant work experience, and the desire to be part of a close-knit team. Many of our most successful lawyers possess an entrepreneurial spirit. Those who demonstrate the ability to take on matters beyond their years of experience are given the opportunity regularly.
While associates have developmental opportunities through direct partner contact and informal mentoring, we supplement growth through a series of formal Firm-sponsored initiatives: The Loeb Institute, a professional skills series intended for all lawyers, regardless of level and practice area; practical skills training, sponsored by individual departments; access to premier third-party training; client development training opportunities, such as an Accelerated Sales Program, geared towards senior-level associates who are beginning to engage in business development; and more. Our Legal Talent Management Department maintains personal connections with associates in order to proactively identify development opportunities and address needs.
Loeb’s Mentoring Circles provide participants the opportunity to connect with colleagues at various levels and in various offices. Beyond the social aspect of mentoring, our Mentoring Circles allow associates and partners to discuss timely professional skills topics and issues that are essential for contemporary law practice, such as leadership, communication, resilience and grit, and team-building.
As associates advance, Loeb provides a viable path to partnership. For those strong individuals who do not join the partnership ranks, Counsel roles are a desirable option. Associates who depart the Firm often transition to general counsel jobs, which may be with clients or government positions.
Diversity & Inclusion
Our diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) efforts are led by our Chief Diversity Officer, Manager of Diversity & Pro Bono, and Diversity Committee who work closely with the Firm’s Chairman.
Loeb’s Chief Diversity Officer, Jennifer Davda, joined the Firm in October 2021 and leads the Firm’s effort to build a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture internally and within the legal profession more generally by creating strategies and programs to address systemic challenges. She works with Firm leadership to develop and execute the Firm’s strategy to attract, recruit, retain, and advance diverse talent. Through its DEI efforts, Loeb received a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index and the designation as a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality for the last four years. For an organization to receive a perfect score, it must have equal workforce protections, inclusive benefits and culture, and corporate social responsibility. Additionally, Loeb recently became a signatory to the ABA Pledge for Change: Disability Diversity in the Legal Profession. In doing so, Loeb affirmed its commitment to making our workforce more diverse, specifically for lawyers with disabilities.
In 2021, the diversity of our partner class led to us being named a 2021 Tipping the Scales firm by the Diversity & Flexibility Alliance. This recognizes our firm for having 50% or more women in their 2021 U.S.-based new partner class. The Firm is an active member of the Leadership Counsel on Legal Diversity (LCLD) and its LCLD Fellow and Pathfinder programs. Recently, LCLD honored Loeb with the 2021 Top Performer and 2021 Compass Award designations for our involvement in LCLD’s programs and promotion of its mission.
Loeb’s Pro Bono program provides legal services without charge to those who cannot otherwise afford legal representation. Lawyers working on pro bono matters have full resources and Firm support available to them. Since 2017, the Firm’s contribution to pro bono hours has more than tripled. We work on a wide variety of pro bono projects, including immigration law, civil rights, family law, death penalty cases, veterans’ rights and more. A common theme through many of our pro bono cases has been the support of children and minors in need of legal services. Our work is varied – ranging from representing undocumented children in their asylum cases through partnership with Kids in Need of Defense (KIND), helping families finalize foster care adoptions with the Alliance for Children’s Rights, to providing pro bono support to the nonprofit Saving Innocence whose mission is to eradicate child sex trafficking. We are proud to partner with a wide variety of local and nationwide public interest organizations on pro bono initiatives to maximize the impact of our work.
Our Technology Department supports the Firms shift towards a more agile work environment. A focus on seamless mobility has provided our team the ability to work efficiently from any location. We, like our clients and leading industry professionals, are shifting towards a greater adoption of legal technology. Whether it’s tech supporting matter related activities, eDiscovery, data analytics, Loeb’s Technology department is preparing to play a greater role in the business strategy, client engagement and the practice of law.
Firm U.S. Offices: Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Washington DC, Nashville, San Francisco